Almonds, Straight Off the Tree

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The green pods are fresh off the tree and the brown pods are the ones to open. I tried opening a few with a big rock, but holy cow is it ever a lot of work.

Here’s a video of a friend trying to open an almond.

It’s been a year since I started the Daily Botanical feature. What a feat of happenstance that the first image was taken in Cuba and now the first image of 2009 was also taken in Cuba.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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